The England international midfielder Jack Wilshere has revealed why he left Arsenal to join Bournemouth on a season-long loan.
The 24-year-old told Squawka that he held talks with the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger last month however, Wilshere decided to leave after hearing that he would not be promised first-team football.
The midfield playmaker explained that he is at a stage of his career where he needs to play week in week out.
“At the end of the day, the decision was down to me and it was best for my career,” Wilshere was quoted as saying by Squawka.
“I could have sat at Arsenal and just come on now and then. I spoke with the manager and he said that I could play but that ‘I can’t promise it you now’.
“That wasn’t good enough for me.
“I want to play week in and week out. I’m at the stage of my career where I need to play week in and week out. I’ve come here and Bournemouth have given me the opportunity to do that, and in the Premier League so I’m just looking forward to the challenge.”
Wilshere’s career has been blighted by injuries, which have restricted him to just 159 appearances in eight years for the Gunners. Last season, the 24-year-old missed the majority of Arsenal’s campaign due to an injury and made just three appearances.
Bournemouth take on the Premier League leaders Manchester City next weekend. Arsenal travel to France to take on PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
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